Strange Animals that Glow in the Dark (Slideshow)


Photo Peter Shearer, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via darkroastedblend.com

When the sun goes down, the creatures of the night come out: And some have really weird and incredible built-in ways to keep the lights on. The scientific term is Bioluminescence -- or the production and emission of light by a living organism.
From a giant squid that shines light on its prey before attack to a fish that oozes glowing slime to a few scientific creations, here are some really strange creatures that glow in the dark.

Tags: Animals | Fish | Insects | Oceans